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Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood

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Summary

  • This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935 - featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures.

Notes

  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 25, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Contents

  • Black and Tan (5:44) -- "Black Beauty" (2:39) -- Fredi Feels Unwell (2:50) -- Fredi's Final Dance (2:15) -- "Black and Tan Fantasy" (4:24) -- "Three Little Words" (1:12) -- Old Man Blues (2:15) -- "The Laborers" (2:34) -- "Dance" from "A Triangle" (1:00) -- "Jealousy" and "Blues" from "A Triangle" (2:38) -- "A Hymn of Sorrow" (1:52) -- "Harlem Rhythm" (1:08) -- "Record Making with Duke Ellington" (5:05) -- "I've Got To Be A Rug Cutter" (2:17) -- Big Band on the Beach (1:13) -- "Mood Indigo" Medley (2:42) -- "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (2:45) -- "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (2:46) -- "Rockin' in Rhythm" (1:40) -- "Stormy Weather" (5:18) -- "Bugle Call Rag" (2:00) -- "When A Saint Louis Woman Goes Down To New Orleans" (2:37) -- "My Old Flame" (2:09) -- "Memphis Blues" (1:58)
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